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15 Interesting Facts About Horses

Horses are beautiful creatures both outside and inside?.

#1 Horses are called different names depending on their gender

A male horse is called a stallion and a female horse is a mare. A male horse which has been castrated is known as a gelding.

#2 Baby horses even have different names!

Young horses have different names – a young male is called a colt and the young females are fillies.

#3 New-born horses can walk shortly after birth

Baby horses can walk and run after just a few hours of being born

#4 There are fewer bones in a horse than in humans

It’s only one boneless, but in total, there are 205 bones in the skeleton of a horse.

#5 The oldest horse lived over twice as long than he was supposed to

Horses which have been tamed usually live to be around 25 years old.

However, the oldest domestic horse on record was Old Billy, who died at the age of 62.

#6 Horses can sleep standing up or lying down

Many people think that when a horse is lying down that means it’s sick.

However, these creatures can sleep either standing up or lying down.